The YouTube star spoke to Wonderwall.com at the Vanity Fair Social Club on Feb. 24 after opening up about his own career to an audience of curious, social media influencers.
And the 26-year-old digital star threw some support to Kesha, who last week lost a legal case against her record company, Sony, after claiming she was abused by her producer Dr Luke.
A New York judge ruled that Kesha was legally bound to stay with the label -- but now Tyler has joined a chorus of celebs, including Adele and Lady Gaga, to throw some love Kesha's way.
"I would definitely say I support Kesha," Tyler told Wonderwall. "It's a complicated situation with a million nuances, and a lot of people that might not necessarily know all the details and the legalities of it are commenting so I don't know if it's ever my place to comment or do anything.
"But I would say I want people who want to be able to create to be able to create and anybody that feels or is restricted in how they can express themselves-- that's never a good thing."
He further added, "As far as the allegations, I would say people should feel safe and people should feel secure and not just in their personal lives but in their workplaces, and it's great to see so many people speaking out and starting a dialogue and having a conversation in light of how terrible the situation is. Hopefully there's a light at the end of the tunnel."
Tyler is a light in his own right as he's an inspirational YouTube star with nearly eight million subscribers. At the event, Vanity Fair's Social Media Editor Jeffrey Tousey conducted the conversation and asked him about the beginning of his career, and Tyler was candid about how his career is a result of being rejected from a job he applied to at Google.
"I ended up not getting the job and I was devastated and it was the end of my life. And I was like 'I'm never going to get hired anywhere,'" he shared.
And it was not just Google that did not give him a job.
"Everywhere I was applying didn't really get why I had a YouTube channel or what I was up to and they were like, 'Would you delete it all if we were to hire you?' and I was desperate so I was like, 'Yeah of course, but thank God I didn't! Thank God none of them hired me."
Despite the setbacks, he moved to San Francisco, and in 2011, he had a social media job. However, it was far from his dream job.
"I had to have so many approval processes for everything, whether it was video content for them or tweets I wanted to send out. Ten people had to approve it before it could see the light of day," he explained. "And then I would come home after my nine to five and work on my own stuff, and I felt so free and empowered and things were going really well with my YouTube career and moving forward and up."
He continued, "My work job was so frustrating and I would come home and be like 'This is what I should be doing.'"
Tyler followed his passion and quit his job, and now he's aware of the bigger role he has taken on.
"I still want to be a mess. I still want to create dumb, frivolous content sometimes, but at the same time, I still want to be conscious of what I say and how it can affect minds," he said.
There is also a great responsibility that comes with his job.
"My responsibility at this point is to be my best self so if somebody does relate to me, I'm at least being a good person that maybe lead them on a path that's similar or if they don't relate to me, which is the majority of people, being able to amplify voices that they could relate to," he said. "I know that not everyone is going to get a white gay guy so knowing that I have privilege and influence in a capacity--I have an obligation I think to amplify the voices of other communities that those kids need to see and hear."
As of right now, he has less than 5,000 subscribers to get to eight million, and he told Wonderwall.com about how he plans to celebrate the achievement that should come any day now.
"I haven't done a livestream in forever and those are so fun. That's what really inspired the Slumber Party tour was doing livestreams, hanging out with people just over the internet, having a glass of wine, ordering a pizza, and just hanging out and callings fans—people who got me to where I am. So maybe to celebrate I'll do a little livestream," he teased.
He added, "If I do the livestream, I'm going to do it this weekend."
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